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Iowa ARES® Winlink Saturday
Coordinated by Muscatine County ARES®
Everyone is welcome to join in!

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The goal of Iowa ARES® Winlink Saturday is to enable learning and practicing the use of the Winlink programs to prepare for their use with the agencies we intend to serve, as well as supporting ARES® itself.

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Volunteers on the Air

We will be practicing the various message forms we can expect to be asked to use.

Messages are to be sent any time on Saturday, Central Time.

Specifics for Check-in weeks:
Use the basic Winlink Check In template which is in Standard Templates, in both GENERAL and MAPPING-GIS forms.
Enter WINLINK SATURDAY, using the Setup button.
In Comments: call sign, first name, city or town, county, state, mode (Winlink HF, VARA FM, VHF packet, etc.)
Example: WB0GAG, Bruce, Muscatine, Muscatine, IA, VARA HF
Fill in the remaining entries as you wish, but make your location data accurate "enough".
You can save your data for reuse with the Save Check In Data button.
If you don't want to include your own phone number, use (any area code)-555-0121, which is not in use anywhere in North America.
Click the Submit button and follow the prompts.
Send any time Saturday, preferably by radio (RMS), although you can use Telnet if you are just starting or can't get a radio connection.
Eastern Iowa and Illinois are on 145.610 MHz, packet Winlink. We are working to extend deeper into Iowa.
Send to IAWINLINKSAT or WB0GAG. Check the week's scenario for any additional addresses.
Volunteers are welcome and don't need to be available for the whole time. Notify WBØGAG of the hours, band and mode you want so it can be added to the web site.

September 23 and October 2

Winlink Check-in Exercise


The Southeast Iowa Hamfest is October 1. Due to the preparations for the hamfest and the club's 75th annivesary special event, we will take a break by using the basic Winlink Check In template for Winlink Saturday these 2 Saturdays. Thanks in advance for your participation!


Specific suggestions are welcome, especially incident scenarios and which forms to use. Planned scenarios include:
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